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Fraud Alert
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
E-mail Scam Alert: Association Phishing Scam »
Published:  January 24, 2017 It has come to the attention of the CLTA that individuals have attempted to target o...
Monday, March 14, 2016
CLTA Fraud Alert! »
  Published:  March 14, 2016 It has come to the attention of the CLTA that the incidence of URL spoofi...

News Express
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
CLTA's 110th Annual Convention - Register Now! »
  Early Bird Registration Available The California Land Title Association's 110th Annual Convention is...
Monday, December 19, 2016
CLTA's 110th Annual Convention - SPONSOR NOW! »
  CLTA's 110th Annual Convention - SPONSOR NOW! Early Bird Sponsorship Opportunities Available...
Monday, December 19, 2016
CLTA Publishes 2016 Edition of the Annual Summary of Legislation »
  CLTA Publishes 2016 Edition of the Annual Summary of Legislation The California Land Title Associat...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
FinCEN Provides Verbal Clarification on GTO Frequently Asked Questions »
The US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on Tuesday provided verbal clarification to the American L...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Governor Signs Legislation Increasing Cap on Notary Fees »
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on August 17th that raises the fee cap for acknowledgments and jurats to $15 – a 5...

CLTA News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
In Memoriam - Lee P. Bardellini »
  In Memoriam - Lee P. Bardellini The CLTA sadly reports that title attorney, Lee Bardellini, passed aw...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
CLTA Title Consumer Publications Updated »
  The CLTA Education Committee recently updated the following two Title Consumer publications: U...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
CLTA Warns At-Risk Groups of Impact of Recording Fee Increase »
CLTA Executive Vice President and Counsel Craig Page sent a letter to a number of advocacy groups notifying them of the po...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
CLTA Updates Online Publications »
  CLTA Updates Online Publications CLTA's online publications, the CLTA Manual and P&E Forms publ...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2017 Directory Available Now! »
  2017 CLTA Directory Available Now! The 2017 CLTA Annual Directory is now in the hands of our valued members!...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
More Information Proposed for Transfer Fee Notices »
Transfer fees created after January 1, 2009 require a specific recorded notice in a single document. The information cann...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Elimination of Withholding on Real Property Sales »
Senate Bill 353 (Stone) proposes to eliminate the current 33 1/3 withholding of the sales proceeds by a transferee on Ca...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Expansion of Social Security Number Truncation Program »
Existing law requires a social security truncation program in the office of the county recorder for documents recorded aft...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Electronic Property Tax Payment Expansion »
Tax collectors can require taxpayers who make aggregate payments of $50,000 or more on the two most recent regular install...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
PACE For Energy Efficiency - Son of PACE for Water Efficiency »
Last year the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2693 by Assemlyman Dababneh, that provides protections for PACE particip...

Industry News
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Reauthorizing National Flood Insurance Program Takes Priority over Dodd-Frank »
House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling told CNBC that the Committee plans to take up Dodd-Frank reform th...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Federal Mortgage Interest Deduction - California May Differ »
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has ruled out changes on the deductibility of mortgage interest. Mnuchin is quoted...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Housing Funding Targets Private Sector »
The Assembly Housing Committee recently held an informational hearing on California housing affordability. One of the pre...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Major Title Insurers Report Earnings »
The American Land Title Association reports that insurers posted positive 2016 earnings. Fidelity National Fin...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
ALTA, Industry Groups Support Effort to Bar G fees Covering Non-related Expenses »
U.S. Finance Post | March 14, 2017 An association of the housing industry's top trade organizations including ALTA de...

Court Cases
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Foreclosure »
Dr. Leevil, LLC v. Westlake Health Care Center Where a lease that had recorded before a deed of trust conta...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Adverse Possession »
Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy The court held that plaintiff was not able to establish termination of an road easemen...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Equitable Subrogation »
Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank Defendant refinanced its own home equity line of credit (HELOC) loan and, almo...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Trustee's Sales »
  Gillies v. JPMorgan Chase Bank Plaintiff homeowner filed this action, following several other sim...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Trustee's Sales »
  Kalnoki v. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions In this action to set aside a trustee's sal...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Letter from CLTA's President, Steve Tjaden »
I am extremely honored and proud to accept this year’s appointment as President of the CLTA. I would like to thank E...

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